iCloud Mail

iCloud is an extensive platform invented by Apple and combines a whole range of communication services. With iCloud email (iCloud Mail), you can  access your emails from any of your Apple devices,  and also you can manage calendars and contacts. Where the email consists of citation to a meeting, you can sync that quotation with your calendars and contacts who will also attend  the meeting, It makes rescheduling much easier. If you receive an email it will be immediately accessible in all your devices (so you can grab it from any of the device you have in hand).

iCloud Mail enables you to use these email addresses- @me.com, @iCloud.com and @mac.com .
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iCloud mail set up

When you finish the setting up your iCloud account, you’ll be taken to the next step to set up your iCloud Mail account. It’s easy to do, and only takes few minutes. If you skipped it during set up of your device below mentioned steps will cover how you can set it up now from your Mac, Windows PC, Device (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) and even online.

iOS Device:

  • Go to settings
  • Select your name on the top
  • Select iCloud
  • Switch on Mail
  • A pop-up will appear press create
  • Select the email address of iCloud you want
  • Select next
  • Verify your satisfaction towards it you will not be able to change it afterwards.
  • Click on Done

Once you click done all your email will appear in the Mail app.

on a Mac:

  • In the top left corner select the Apple Menu
  • Tab on system preferences
  • Tab on appleID then iCloud if you are using Mac OS catalina10.15 or later
  • Simply tab on iCloud if you are using Mac OS catalina10.14 or earlier
  • For mail select the tick box
  • Select your iCloud email address
  • Click on ok
  • Tab on create only when you are fully satisfied with the email account you have selected.

iCloud mail on windows PC:

This is a  bit complicated  set up, but once it’s installed it makes things  much simpler. Just verify you have downloaded and installed iCloud for Windows on your Windows PC before you perform any task iCloud on a Windows PC, but assuming that  you have done this, then complete the following steps:

  • Make sure that  Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later is installed
  • Start iCloud for Windows
  • Open Mail>Contacts>Calendars>Tasks>Apply
  • You would be able to view your  iCloud Mail account to the left of the screen in your navigation pane
  • Tab on the disclosure triangle to the left of your account to help you to see or visit  your iCloud mail accounts in Outlook.

Synchronizing iCloud mails, calendars and contacts

Synchronizing iCloud mails, calendars and contacts

On Device:

  • Open Settings>iCloud>type  your Apple ID and password
  • Verify Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Tasks are together with the  apps you want to sync using iCloud.

On  Mac:

  • Open the  Apple menu
  • Choose System Preferences>iCloud
  • Verify that you choose Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Tasks

On windows PC:

  • Verify that you have downloaded and installed iCloud for Windows.
  • Go to iCloud for Windows
  • Now you need to move forwards and  sign in with your Apple ID and password
  • Verify that  you have selected tasks ,contacts Calendars and Mails.

On website of icloud:

To access any information synced with iCloud follow the below given steps and for any further information you can also visit icloud email page: 

  • Open  www.iCloud.com
  • Now you need to sign in to your iCloud account
  • You will need to click ‘verify’ and follow the instructions if you are having 2 step verification 
  • After logging  in, you can access any of the services you want to by iCloud online.

Synchronizing iCloud mails with Gmail contacts

  1. open Settings>Mail Contacts and Calendars>Add Account
  2. Choose Google>type your name, email address and password

On iPad and iPhone:

  • Go to iPhone or iPad’s setting app
  • Click on Accounts passwords>Add account>Google
  • Type your email and password
  • Click on next
  • Turn on the Contacts
  • Click on Save at the top

Open your iPad or iPhone’s contacts app to start syncing.

On mac:

  • On Mac computer, open System Preferences.
  • Tab on Internet Accounts.
  • Tab on Google.
  • Now type your mail address and password one by one.
  • Tab on Next.
  • Verify the Contacts
  • Now click on  Done.

On windows 10 computer:

  • On your windows computer open Settings
  • Tab on Accounts>email and app contacts>Add an account>Google
  • Type your email I’d and email password
  • Now you need to evaluate permissions, then click allow
  • Tab  on Done.

Your Google contacts synchronize to your Android device at the time of sign in. Alters to your contacts will itself sync to keep them up to date and backed up. If you are using more than one google accounts in a single device, Google contacts from all accounts will sync to the device.

Note: If you are using  work or school Google Account, download the Contacts App to get all contact features.

iCloud Email

iCloud is an extensive platform invented by Apple and combines a whole range of communication services. With iCloud email (iCloud Mail), you can access your emails from any of your Apple devices,  and also you can manage calendars and contacts. Where the email consists of citation to a meeting, you can sync that quotation with your calendars and contacts who will also attend the meeting, It makes  rescheduling  much easier. If you receive an email it will be immediately accessible in all your devices (so you can grab it from any of the device you have in hand).

iCloud Mail enables you to use these email addresses- @me.com, @iCloud.com and @mac.com .
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iCloud Email set up on your iPhone 

  • Go to settings
  • Select your name on the top
  • Select iCloud
  • Switch on Mail
  • A pop-up will appear press create
  • Select the email address of iCloud you want
  • Select next
  • Verify your satisfaction towards it you will not be able to change it afterwards.
  • Click on Done

Once you click done all your email will appear in the Mail app.

iCloud mail on a Mac

  • In the top left corner select the Apple Menu
  • Tab on system preferences
  • Tab on appleID then iCloud if you are using Mac OS catalina10.15 or later
  • Simply tab on iCloud if you are using Mac OS catalina10.14 or earlier
  • For mail select the tick box
  • Select your iCloud email address
  • Click on ok
  • Tab on create only when you are fully satisfied with the email account you have selected.

iCloud mail on windows pc

This is a  bit complicated  set up, but once it’s installed it makes things  much simpler. Just verify you have downloaded and installed iCloud for Windows on your Windows PC before you perform any task iCloud on a Windows PC, but assuming that  you have done this, then complete the following steps:

  • Make sure that  Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later is installed
  • Start iCloud for Windows
  • Open Mail>Contacts>Calendars>Tasks>Apply
  • You would be able to view your  iCloud Mail account to the left of the screen in your navigation pane
  • Tab on the disclosure triangle to the left of your account to help you to see or visit  your iCloud mail accounts in Outlook.

Online iCloud email iCloud mail is also accessible by going to www.icloud.com

Sending Email from iCloud Mail

  1. Open mail and go to cloud.com
  2. Click on the Compose button above the message list.
  3. With a blank message a new window will open.
  4. In the address field write one or more email addresses or names
  5. Click on Return or type a comma at the end of each name or address.
  6. Type a subject for the email in subject field
  7. Select a different address in popup menu if you want to send message from an unusual address
  8. Type your message that you want to send
  9. On the top right hand corner click on send

The time an email sent will appear in  the message list or in the email header .

Make iCloud Email default Address to Send and Receive Mail

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iOS:

  • Open Settings>iCloud>Account.
  • Beneath ‘Advanced’ click Mail.
  • In iCloud Account Information.
  • Select your email address .
  • You will view  a list of usable addresses to assign as your default.
  • Decide your @iCloud.com address.

OS X (on your Mac):

  • Open iCloud Mail 
  • select Preferences>Composing
  • Choose “Send new messages from” 
  • Select your @icloud.com email address.

(on your Windows PC):

In Outlook 2007:

  • Open
  • Tools>Account Settings>Email tab
  • Select your @icloud.com email address 
  • Select  ‘Set as default’

In Outlook 2010 and/or Outlook 2013:

  • Open File>Info>Account Settings
  • Choose ‘Email’
  • Select your @icloud.com email address
  • Now ‘Set as default’

Mail storage limitations of iCloud

Together with your iCloud Account, Apple provides the first 5GB of storage free. But this is to share between your iCloud email, your documents, your account information and all your app data by doing this you  can imagine it doesn’t tend to go relatively far.You can purchase more storage from Apple.

 To do this on your device just follow the below steps

  • Settings>iCloud>Storage>Change Storage Plan. 
  • Open  iCloud Mail>In the Sidebar
  • Tab on the action popup menu>Select Preferences
  • Choose Use Mail Drop under composing when sending large attachments’
  • Click on Done.

If you want to do this  on your Mac 

  • Apple menu>System Preferences>iCloud>iCloud>Manage.

It is important to manage your iCloud settings to organize which app data is being stored and backed up to iCloud. 

To do this on your device 

  • Settings>iCloud 
  • on or off the apps you want iCloud to back up and Sync.

For more information on managing storage, visit our iCloud page.

Mail sending limitation of iCloud

  • You are only expected to  send a maximum of 200 messages per day
  • You are allowed to message up to 1000 recipients per day
  • Reach of a message should not be more than 100 recipients
  •  Maximum size of incoming and outgoing mail is 20 MB (unless you are using Mail Drop where up to 5GB is allowed)

If you  exceed your limitations, you will be sent a  message announcing that  your email has been placed in your Outbox because “the message sending failed due to  exceeding  your send limit”.

Mail drop? Setup mail drop

Mail Drop allows you to send  a preview or a hyperlink to download your file (it’s as same as sending a hyperlink in Dropbox or through WeTransfer.com or Yousendit.com). If you prefer to send large files, Mail Drop enables you upload attachments or send hyperlinks up to 5GB in size. The attachment link will be accessible for 30 days after you send  it, have a check  to remind your received to download it earlier than it expires.

If you seek to connect a record which is too large, you will be precipitated “Do you favour to supply the attachments using Mail Drop?”. Simply agree, and the attachments will be uploaded through Mail Drop. 

Click on the paperclip icon To add an attachment 

Click on the x icon To take away an attachment 

Mail drop set up

  • Open  iCloud Mail>In the Sidebar
  • Tab on the action popup menu>Select Preferences
  • Choose Use Mail Drop under composing when sending large attachments’
  • Click on Done.

iCloud

Every Apple device has inbuilt iCloud it means all your merchandise like photos, notes , files and many more items exists safe, available and up to date wherever you are in the world. You only need to do what you love because it works automatically. To begin with everyone gets 5gb of free iCloud storage and can be added more. All your fundamentals can be easily accessible from all of your devices. iCloud has a collaboration with pages, numbers, notes and keynotes.

iCloud Backup is better, and a more convenient way of backing up details. iCloud takes the altercation and the thinking out of backing up.

addition of iCloud Drive is available which backs up and arranges all of your manuscripts and data.

Differentiate  iCloud and iCloud drive:

iCloud Drive is component of iCloud. Whatever saved on iCloud Drive will be automatically saved in iCloud. iCloud primarily boosts to back up your device and synchronize limited sorts of data to other Apple devices, while iCloud Drive concentrates on dealing among devices and seamless interaction and co-working between devices, which means that data in one device can be shared to other device without copying, sending or transferring. 

Illustration – you made new Pages file on your MacBook Air, write few lines on it, and then throw it into iCloud Drive. Then you can work  continue on it wherever you go as long as you have access to it through your iPhone or iPad.

How to access iCloud?

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iPhone, iPod or touch: 

  1. Open Settings and enter  your name
  2. Select iCloud
  3. Now you will see all the apps and data you can sync and use with iCloud
  4. Click  a toggle on the right hand side to turn on iCloud for a particular app
  5. Toward the bottom, click iCloud Backup to automatically make cloud backups of  iPhone or iPad
  6. Furthermore , you can view and manage all of the third-part apps that are using iCloud.

From computer:

  • Go to  Apple menu>System
  • Then tab on Preferences>iCloud

What is iWork?

The best way to create amazing work is Pages, Numbers and Keynote.Tools of templates and design makes it easy to start. Using Apple pencil on your iPad you can add illustrations and notations. Your team can work together with real-time collaboration whether they are on iPad, mac , iPhone of using a computer.

The iWork suite includes three programs:

  1. Pages-word processing 
  2. Numbers-spreadsheets  
  3. Keynote – presentations

All of these are able to edit, open, share and save manuscripts from their Microsoft Office counterparts, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. iWork applications will also support other popular file formats together with Portable Document Format (PDF), Rich Text Format (RTF) and plain text.

Other Cloud storage systems

There are various number of cloud storage options, like Dropbox, Just Cloud, Google Drive and others. There is no problem running these in team with iCloud but Dropbox is great. However, there are several discrepancies between iCloud and other cloud based storage systems. On discussing which is best for you among these then it depends on what you are using and what you want to utilise from it, enough free and economical service for small business purposes.

Here is the detail and uses of other storage systems:

  • Box, Google Drive, or Next cloud -all in one cloud/office/workflow
  • Amazon, Dropbox, or Google Drive (until iCloud Drive matures)-users of Apple
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  • Dropbox-multiple devices and easy to use
  • Google Drive-users of google
  • Next cloud-users of Linux
  • Box or next cloud-for users placing high value on having data control
  • One drive-users of window

How to Buy More Storage on iCloud

By default you get 5GB of free iCloud storage for your photos, videos, files and more. You can upgrade from any of your devices if you need more iCloud storage. Select from a total of 50GB, 200GB or 2TB in fact you can distribute this  200GB and 2TB plans with your family. Your storage is upgraded immediately and monthly payment date reflects the purchase date for your plan. If you upgrade from one paid plan to another paid plan then  your existing plan will be cancelled and you will be charged the prorated cost of your new larger plan.

You’re charged every month for your storage plan unless you downgrade your plan. Each month you’ll get an email reminder of your upcoming payment.

On your iTouch, iPod or iPhone

  • Open settings>iCloud>storage>change

Storage plan

On your PC

  • Choose, Apple menu>system preferences>icloud>icloud>manage

Selecting apps for backup to reduce storage costs

On your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad:

  1. Open  Settings>iCloud>Storage>Manage Storage
  2. Select  the name of the device you want to use  backups for (if you only have one Apple device, you will only see here one)
  3. Under Backup Options you can select to on and off the apps you want data backup on.

To make the maximum usage  of iCloud, you want to make sure that it is set properly.

iCloud Control Panel

According to the name, iCloud Control Panel is a controlling and managing apps product of Apple for iCloud files. It doesn’t need excessive settings that’s why it is easy to configure. You need to restart the computer after the installation process. To access iCloud’s configuration panel it is mandatory to have an Apple ID.

When you move towards taking charge of your iCloud account online, the iCloud Control Panel is the first image you’ll see is iCloud Control Panel when you log on to www.cloud.com. If you haven’t got an iCloud account, this is where you can register for one.It has standard window-based Interface having a well-organized layout, here synchronization of iPhone, iPad or iPod touch mail, contacts, calendars, and chores with Microsoft Outlook account information can be performed.

Bookmarks can be synchronized with Internet Explorer. Changing the default photo stream location on machine is possible.

iCloud Control Panel allows to manage the storage availability and to modify Apple ID account details. An app to send anonymous diagnostic information to Apple can be enabled.

Set up icloud Mail using icloud Control Panel :

If in case you don’t have an icloud Mail account then you first need to set up that from www.icloud.com . There is a separate page for icloud Mail and Email that guides you step by step to set up iCloud Mail from various devices, but if you wish to set up Mail through online iCloud control panel simply follow the below given steps:
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  • By using your mobile or laptop switch on iCloud Mail.
  • To switch on the mail on your iPod, itouch, iPhone just go to settings>icloud>switch on mail.
  • On mac visit  Apple Menu>System preferences>icloud
  • Choose mail.
  • Now you will be going through the set up process.
  • To do this on PC is more difficult provided you had downloaded and installed icloud for widows and Microsoft outlook.
  • Open iCloud together with windows.
  • Choose Mail>Contacts>Calendars>Tasks>Apply.
  • On the left hand side of navigation pane choose your Cloud Mail disclosure triangle.

Now, within outlook you would be able to view Cloud Mail.

Find my iPhone using iCloud Control Panel :

The process is similar if you want to access Find My iPhone, Find My Mac, or Find My iPad. If in case your device is lost or stolen, you can use any PC or tools connected to the internet to access your iCloud control panel by using the below steps:
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  1. Visit www.cloud.com
  2. Now simply tab on the Find My iPhone icon
  3. Enter your Apple ID password. 
  4. A map will indicate the exact location of your device (or the location the last time it was connected to the internet).

Access Contacts using icloud Control Panel :

iCloud enables to add contacts using your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows PC or another gadget you are having with you and will synchronize  these across all devices you have assigned in the iCloud control panel. To access contacts using iCloud panel just follow the below given steps:

  1. Visit Settings>iCloud and make sure you have switched on(enabled) Contacts to verify that contacts are syncing 🔃 between devices and online iCloud control panel.
  2. Now, Log in to your iCloud account at www.icloud.com 
  3. Choose the contacts icon.
  4.  Now you can access all of your contacts. 

This is an extraordinary means to discover lost phone numbers if your iPhone is stolen or lost.

Access calendar using  iCloud Control Panel :


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If, you use your iPhone or iPad as a writing material , you would have always wanted to have your calendar synced with your mail account and other devices you use. Simply follow the below steps to access calendar using icloud control panel:

  • go to Settings>iCloud and be sure to select calendars (make sure the slider is set to green).

If you need to access your Calendars at a point where you do not have access to your phone then just follow the below steps :

  • Simply visit the iCloud control panel www.iCloud.com 
  • Type your Apple ID and password 
  • Then tab on the Calendar icon.
  • From here you can choose to view week, day or month.

You will lose all your important details if you don’t backup your device. In case your device is lost and you had already taken backup of your data with cloud then no need to worry your data can be easily accessible through online icloud control panel. This is important to use to have convenience and piece of mind. labeling, tracking and saving is not important to be done manually. It is a platform which does not require any huge amount of investment to keep your data safe and secure.

iCloud Backup : How to Backup Your iPhone, iPad, iOS Devices

Every Apple device has inbuilt iCloud it means all your merchandise like photos, notes , files and many more items exists safe, available and up to date wherever you are in the world. You only need to do what you love because it works automatically. To begin with everyone gets 5gb of free iCloud storage and can be added more. All your fundamentals can be easily accessible from all of your devices. iCloud has a collaboration with pages, numbers, notes and keynotes.

iCloud Backup is better, and a more convenient way of backing up details. iCloud takes the altercation and the thinking out of backing up.addition of iCloud Drive is available which backs up and arranges all of your manuscripts and data.

Importance of backup with iCloud:

You will lose all your important details if you don’t backup your device. In case your device is lost and you had already taken backup of your data with cloud then no need to worry your data can be easily accessible through online icloud control panel. The below mentioned steps will let you understand why backing up of data with iCloud is important :

    1. Reliable for data protection-in icloud backup data is stored at a remote location to protect the data from fire, theft etc.
    2. Advanced technology is used- Most advanced technology is used to construct the cloud based data backup solutions consisting data mirroring file versioning etc.
    3. Data security is increased- to transfer the data from one end to another data is encrypted by cloud data backup. The process of data encrypting assure the data security.
    4. Data backup is automated incremental- cloud data backup solutions mostly provides incremental data backups. Through this any changes made to the files can be saved or stored automatically. By this process time and efforts both can be saved.
  • Accessibility of mobile data- data backed up by cloud is easily accessible all over the world through internet. Work while travelling and work from home now both can be done by using your mobile devices.
  • Compatibility is higher– data backups can be taken from any devices and as well as recover it in any device without any problem. The problem related to compatibility of devices and application will never be faced.

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Steps of backup with iCloud within Device and Mac:

Your data will be backed up anytime whenever you are connected to Wi-Fi because icloud is automatic. This can only be processed through using your device And Mac. 

Read : iPhone Stuck When Signing To iCloud

Within device:

  • Visit settings>icloud
  • From the available options you just need to swipe on or off the stuffs which are important to you.

Within Mac:

  • Open the AppleMenu>SystemPreferences
  • On the left hand side choose icloud icon.
  • Select the application and information you want to take backup of from the icloud panel.
  • Make sure that you have selected “Find My Mac” here, so if that isn’t already set up, you might want to sort that out now. 
  • This above step will stimulate you to log in to the online iCloud control panel.
  • In case your Mac is stolen now you will be able to use GPS tracking to locate its exact location.
  • If  iCloud Drive is selected from here, you will be eligible to select which particular document files will be backed up from your devices.

How to make most of 5gb free storage :

iCloud storage settings can be managed with your device by selecting the items backed up and not backed up. Saving yourself a monthly spend is your want them you should be vicious with the things you selected for backup utilizing iCloud :

  1. Open settings>icloud on your mobile.
  2. Switch on and off the apps and options using the slider for backing up to iCloud.

icloud storage page provides more option to suggest what you can do to avoid paying icloud’s option  to increase your backups. All types of stubs and tricks for utilising free storage options instead of paying extra is available on icloud storage page. It is a more easy if money isn’t an issue for you to just pay for additional storage in iCloud, but it’s worth to learn about- how to improve your management of files, apps and documents to reduce your need for gushing amounts of iCloud backup storage space.

Read also : Create iCloud Account

Conclusion:

Backing up your data is most essential part of any task you perform. icloud data backup is cost efficient and provides data security at a increased level. All of your passwords, card information are stored with safety in icloud keychain and it keeps them up to date .

Internet connection is needed by icloud .Some of the features of icloud requires minimum system requirements .Features of icloud may vary by area because icloud may not available in all areas.